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Display COMET Football Fixtures on Your Website

Sporty is the official digital partner for Netball NZ, NZ Rugby Union, and NZ Football, along with many other regional sports associations. Most draws and results in New Zealand are now managed by competition managers using the competition management system from Sporty called 'SKED'. This makes it easy for sports clubs and schools to display a live feed of draws and results of just their own fixtures directly on their own website.

Note: this support article relates to displaying live draws and results for Football. If you wish to display Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Softball, or Touch draws and results, please refer to this support article instead.

Displaying a live feed of draws and results is especially easy if you are using a website on the Sporty platform or Schoolground platform, and for secondary schools using College Sports Portal. However, if your website is not built on one of these platforms you can still display your own draws and results on your website using the iFrame method. 

To get started, login to your website. A free site is reserved for every club and school in New Zealand through Sporty.co.nz. Navigate to the page where you'd like your draws and results to display and click + ADD CONTENT to open the Widget menu. Then select the Draws & Results: NZ Football (COMET) widget.

Filters

The widget modal will open to the Filters Menu. The Sport and Season options are pre-selected for you. 

  1. Select your Federation.
  2. Select which grades you would like to display in the widget. All competitions assigned to those grades will then appear for selection.
  3. Select which competitions you would like to display in the widget.

You can further customise the widget to reduce the number of organisations available for the public to select from, or to restrict the results to only your organisation by changing the Organisations filter. All organisations are selected by default, though you can use the 'Select all' checkbox to deselect all organisations. Then simply find your club/school within the list and tick the checkbox to turn it on. Please note: when you are selecting the Grades, Competition, and Organisation, there can be a short delay while the options are being populated.

The Draws Widget display is fully customisable. You can remove the filters from public display by checking the hide filter options next to each filter type. For example, if your widget displays a singular grade this does not need to be displayed for user selection. 

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If you choose to select multiple competitions to display in the Widget, you can also select the order that the competitions will appear to users by clicking Set Sort Order. You can now drag and drop the selected competitions into the order you wish for them to appear on the widget dropdown.

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Display

The Display menu provides you with an option to customise how the returned fixture information should be displayed on your site.

Draws, Results, and Standings

You can choose to display draws, results, and standings in one widget, or alternatively to only display one or two of these items.

If you have selected a singular output, the draw will display with a full title bar rather than as tabs, and the round number (if displayed) will be displayed in the same font colour as the title bar. 

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Title Bar

You can hide the Title Bar if you do not want this displayed. This would most likely be unchecked if you were displaying a singular tab (draws/results/standings) and you do not wish to give the public an option to filter or amend the displayed results. In the example below, the filters are also hidden.

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Logos and Team Names

You can hide Logos or Org/Team Names if you do not want these to be displayed. You can also decide what size the logos should be by selecting the Regular or Large option in the ‘Size’ section.

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Rounds

You can set the widget to display the round number instead of a date filter if you wish. If rounds are selected to be displayed, the date range filter will not appear for public view.

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Time & Date and Venues

You can hide the fixture time and date if you do not want these to be displayed. This may be pertinent if your draw is only displaying results and you are displaying round numbers instead of a date range.

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For/Against/Diff

You can hide the points for, points against, and points differential from displaying on the standings table. Note: these fields will only display on mobile view if “Org/Team Name” is hidden.

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Match Description and Match Notes

You can hide the match description and match notes if you do not want these to be displayed. Hiding the match description will mean that the description of fixtures, such as ''Semi-final'' or ''Final'', will not be displayed. Hiding the match notes will mean that any notes added against a fixture will not be displayed in the draws and results tab. 

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Size

You can choose to set a default height for the widget to ensure that your page remains visually balanced when you display a draws widget. To do this, select the Custom option and specify the pixel height for the widget. When viewing your site users will be presented with an option to display “more” or “less” of the draw to display all fixtures.

Style

The Style menu provides you with design elements that can be applied to your widget to change the look and feel of the returned fixture information on your site.

Title Bar

You can set the Title Bar colour which applies to the ‘Draws’, ‘Results’, and ‘Standings’ tabs. The filter options will inherit a ‘reversal’ of this colour, with the background colour being applied to the text instead.

By default, the widget automatically inherits your site wide font and font colour, with a fully transparent background. These can be changed to suit your design requirements.

 

 If the location is set in COMET, the venue becomes clickable to show a Google map of the location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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